Download PDF by Peter M. Collins: A Twentieth-Century Collision: American Intellectual Culture

By Peter M. Collins

A Twentieth-Century Collision explores highbrow tradition within the usa throughout the 20th century, an issue which can't be understood with out consciousness to the sluggish narrowing of the scope of (academic) philosophy and its diminishing impression. This 'narrowing' indicates a transforming into indifference to, and removal of, really metaphysical and prescriptively moral questions, in addition to the bifurcation of religion and cause. American Catholic universities, it truly is contended during this e-book, can render a seriously-needed contribution to battling the unwanted effects of this ancient improvement, one in all that is the separation of questions in regards to the final that means of lifestyles from rational inquiry. This thesis is pursued through 1) reviewing a hugely selective_but additionally hugely representative_sample of pertinent mainstream philosophical ideas, and a couple of) evaluating them with rules of Pope John Paul II present in 3 files within which he elaborates his perspectives at the nature and position of philosophy (and its dating to theology) in Catholic larger schooling. This undertaking isn't really unrelated to contemporary, chronic feedback that American Catholic universities have forfeited their identity_and therefore their special contribution to American cultural pluralism.

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